47 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 100

SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

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Score 7.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

    Netwrix Auditor

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.6

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    76%
    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM) ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Centralized event and log data collection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    18 Ratings

    Correlation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    15 Ratings

    Event and log normalization/management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    36 Ratings

    Deployment flexibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    18 Ratings

    Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    13 Ratings

    Custom dashboards and workspaces

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.9
    49%
    34 Ratings

    Host and network-based intrusion detection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    4 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Netwrix Auditor is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.4

    Netwrix Auditor

    84%
    20 Ratings
    7.9

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    79%
    46 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.0

    Netwrix Auditor

    80%
    1 Rating
    7.3

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    73%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    8.0

    Netwrix Auditor

    80%
    1 Rating
    6.7

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    67%
    5 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.9

    Netwrix Auditor

    89%
    5 Ratings
    7.4

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    74%
    26 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    7.0

    Netwrix Auditor

    70%
    3 Ratings

    SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Netwrix

    Netwrix [Auditor] is a great tool for any SysAdmin no matter the company size. Licensing is determined by users, not employee count, and that makes it a great product from a small business to an enterprise application. The time savings coupled with the increased productivity is a key factor is determining this tool over other products.
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    SolarWinds

    Solarwinds SEM is great for generating reports for investigation purposes. Once you set up the connectors you can walk away and the product runs without needing maintenance. It was however pretty difficult to create the reports and alerts when now starting out and it can be very intimidating for new users.
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    Pros

    Netwrix

    • Netwrix Auditor performs the audit collection process in a method that does not burden the systems it is auditing. It usually just pulls the log and event logs data from the machine it is auditing and then performs the extraction of the information in these files on the Netwrix Auditor server. This reducing the audit processes to only pulling log data from the server but does not keep the server busy processing the data.
    • Once the log data has been pulled from a server being audited, Netwrix will store the log data in a compressed form in its Long Term Archive. This allows the database to be kept smaller than the all the data being kept in the Log Term Archive and therefore makes creating reports much faster since the database is not as big as it could be.
    • Since Netwrix Auditor uses standard Microsoft SQL Server and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) to perform reporting, working with the results of the audit is much easier. Anyone who knows SQL Server and SSRS can work with the data and create their own reports.
    • The predefined reports that come with Netwrix Auditor cover most of the items required to properly report on the status of a system. They have many predefined reports for FedRamp, PCI, HIPPA, and other compliance regulations.
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    SolarWinds

    • It does a great job of notifying us when accounts have been locked out. We can then find out the device on the network where the login attempt occurred.
    • Searching for incidents is now a lot faster with the implementation of the HTML 5 interface.
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    Cons

    Netwrix

    • There is a bit of a learning curve. The interface is fairly intuitive, but I think there is room for improvement.
    • There is a LOT of functionality which can be quite overwhelming at first, but in and of itself, not a bad thing.
    • I think this software would benefit from a "Simple" mode and "Advanced" mode. This would ease the learning curve a bit.
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    SolarWinds

    • All SolarWinds product suffer from slow response times in management portals. SolarWinds SEM is no exception. While it is much preferred over a "thick client" there is much room for improvement in speed.
    • If you use the email alert features with SolarWinds make sure to prepare you staff and team for the large amount of emails they could receive. Make sure to reduce the number of alerts so your team does not ignore the alerts.
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    Pricing Details

    Netwrix Auditor

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Netwrix Auditor editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM)

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM) editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Pricing Info

        Likelihood to Renew

        Netwrix

        We have renewed already the licensing of the product minus SQL Server and Oracle Database because the organisation believes the modules are very expensive and have identified a different product for auditing Databases Other modules are very important like the User Activity monitor, AD queries that we can not get from the native AD itself or you have to run complicated powershell scripts! Easy to use interface Pre-defined Reports Easy way to subscribe to important alerts e.g Privilege account group membership changes
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        SolarWinds

        It is pretty likely that we will renew SEM when the time comes up. It is easy to use and maintain so there isn't much of a need to replace this product. It is also a pretty fair price for the capabilities provided by the SEM
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        Usability

        Netwrix

        The product has user friend pre-defined queries which takes off the stress and horrors of having to query Active Directory with complex Powershell scripts! You can subscribe to certain functions when they are done and you get an alert e.g privileged accounts actions and you don't need to have programming skills The product has a desktop version of the software and donot have to login to the server all the time you need to use it. You can see very fast the posture of your environment of the overview screen and deduce what exactly is wrong and what has to be done
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        SolarWinds

        If you are familiar with SolarWinds then you can use this product it's as easy as that. If you have never used a SolarWinds product then it will take a minute to get how they do reports and make dashboards but that being said the tool is great and can make things very easy once you get a feel for how it works and get everything setup how you like it.
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        Support Rating

        Netwrix

        Customer support has always been fast and helpful when we run into any issues. The smaller issues are usually resolved within a day or two. It is great support and I feel like I am in good hands anytime an issue comes up. However, we don't run into many issues
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        SolarWinds

        The quality of support can vary depending on whom you end up speaking with. I was fortunate enough to work with a support representative who was very familiar with the product. He had even authored some of the support documentation on the website. On the flip side, I had two other experiences where I was simply directed to online training material.
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        Implementation Rating

        Netwrix

        Make sure you trial the software and understand the fundamentals of each module that you are interested in Make sure you get the buy in from both Management and most importantly your team members (the product users) for a successful implementation Watch the webinars of the product from the product website
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        SolarWinds

        No answers on this topic

        Alternatives Considered

        Netwrix

        I can only compare it to SolarWinds. Their similar products have larger foot prints and seem a little clumsy in comparison. The Netwrix product turns on a lot of the auditing options that were required for the product to work properly where it seemed I had to do a lot of manual tweeking with the SolarWinds product.
        Read full review

        SolarWinds

        Splunk was a pretty good product but the licensing structure needed a lot of work. They changed the structure three times that I am aware and I still had problems understanding LogRhythm had a lot of issues correlating users to IP addresses, the mappings were frequently wrong so this product could not be trusted in my environment as all our access logs are IP based and this needs to be matched to usernames from AD Fortianalzyer is a great product but it can only do logs from Fortigates so that was not helping for anything other than our firewalls.
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        Return on Investment

        Netwrix

        • Positive: Greater confidence from management to the engineering team as pro-active monitoring is taking place.
        • Positive: Engineers have a tool that can look into logs across the fleet of servers/network devices.
        • Negative: Can be quite time consuming to set up/ train to be competent in the software.
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        SolarWinds

        • For the price, it produced a decent value. It did a lot of the easy stuff well. I can't give any specific data given the objective of the product was to monitor very basic events in the environment.
        • There are free options that can do a better job.
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